Autumn in the Garden….

As a parent of a Philadelphia Firefighter, I wanted to take a moment and thank all, First Responders & Firefighters who gave so much on  9/ 11 of 2011.547962_3344225636712_1000864716_33171792_2077176005_n

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Autumn is due to arrive on Sunday September 22nd, which translates in the days becoming shorter.  Our days actually began getting shorter way back in June the day after the Summer Solstice in June.  Autumn is the time for harvest of the gardens’ final yields, apples,  colorful mums and pumpkins..

display at Joanna Furance

display at Joanna Furnace

Over the weekend we were at Joanna’s Furnace  -” Hay Creek Festival”,   the Civil War era was portrayed with period dressed people who mingled about, while others demonstrated the crafts of yesterday…”.The Woman of Joanna” presented a wonderful “19th Century Square Garden”.   Which is an active growing garden, some plantings along with herbs are dried & used in displays.  Some herbs were used to make candy, herbal salve. Classes are offered contact information  below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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 sept 8 005Sometimes it nice to get away from the garden and get reenergize.

                                                                                                        

sept 8 009Dried flowers used to dye cloth…sept 8 007

 For more information regarding “A 19th Century Square Garden” -  ..www.haycreek.org

There is still time to clean that flower and vegetable garden, and order bulbs and seeds, so take time to enjoy the world that surrounds you.  You will be amazed how great it feels to get back to the garden after a slight pause.  until later, El

“Autumn is the time our gardens get ready for the its next journey…as the last  late Summer days stretch its long shadows across the valley, the weather will surprise us with warmth found in Summer.  It’s the gracefully, drifting fall colored leaves that will remind you of Fall…along with the cool air through your hair, will remind you of Fall”.

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